White Jade

Book Cover

ACTION ADVENTURE SUSPENSE / THRILLER WAR POLITICAL ADVENTURE SUSPENSE/THRILLER

Contemporary

Alex Lukeman

Logline

A brutal murder sends a covert counter-terrorism unit called the Project after a stolen book about immortality and the hidden tomb of a Chinese emperor, in a race to stop a nuclear war that will destroy America.

Genre

Action, Adventure, Suspense / Thriller, War, Political,,Adventure,Suspense/Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+,18-34

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning

Setting

Washington, California, Beijing, Tibet

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

When her wealthy uncle is murdered and an ancient book about immortality is stolen by a rogue Chinese general, the strong female protagonist (Selena) becomes involved with the Project. She meets the man who will become her lover, and begins a life-threatening journey that will change her life.

Ending Description

After surviving an attack by the Chinese in Tibet, Nick and Selena believe they are safe and return home. Asleep in Nick's cabin, they are awakened by a relentless enemy thought dead, who intends to kill them. They are saved by an unusual event and a brutal fight.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

1463783175

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,,Other

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,,Voyage and Return

Main Character Details

Name: Nick Carter

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Complex, Skillful, Selfless, Blunt, Decisive, Leader, Sexy, Confident, Heroic, Patriotic, Honorable, Educated, Masculine, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Perseverance, Unapologetic,Masculine,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Patriotic,Decisive,Blunt,Skillful,Engaging,Sarcastic,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Selena Connor:

Age: 35

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Perseverance, Adventurous, Empathetic, Engaging, Heroic, Romantic, Selfless, Sexy, Confident, Patriotic, Honorable, Skillful, Educated, Flexible, Leader, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Complex, Decisive,Adventurous,Aspiring,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Selfless,Skillful,Flexible,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Elizabeth Harker

Age: 48

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Patriotic, Honorable, Leader, Sophisticated, Perseverance, Engaging, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Blunt, Educated, Empathetic,Complex,Confident,Patriotic,Decisive,Blunt,Empathetic,Engaging,Outspoken,Educated,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Ronnie Peete

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Engaging, Heroic, Honorable, Masculine, Patriotic, Adventurous, Decisive, Funny, Perseverance, Sarcastic,Adventurous,Masculine,Complex,Confident,Uneducated,Decisive,Empathetic,Selfless,Faithful,Funny,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic

Logline

A brutal murder sends a covert counter-terrorism unit called the Project after a stolen book about immortality and the hidden tomb of a Chinese emperor, in a race to stop a nuclear war that will destroy America.

Short Summary

When her wealthy uncle is murdered and an ancient book about immortality is stolen by a rogue Chinese general, the strong female protagonist (Selena) becomes involved with the Project. She meets the man who will become her lover, and begins a life-threatening journey that will change her life.


After surviving an attack by the Chinese in Tibet, Nick and Selena believe they are safe and return home. Asleep in Nick's cabin, they are awakened by a relentless enemy thought dead, who intends to kill them. They are saved by an unusual event and a brutal fight.

Development Pitch

White Jade is a full bore, action/adventure story filled with cinematic moments. Think of the Cinemax series "Strike Back" for an idea of what could be done with this book and series..Visually intense, with scenes in the U.S. (Washington, California); China (Beijing, Mongolian desert); and Tibet (the High Himalayas and the hidden tomb of the first Chinese Emperor). The principle antagonist is a rogue Chinese general who plots to seize control of China and launch nuclear war against America. The story introduces the relationship between the two principle protagonists, which develops over time. Readers often ask me if the books will be made into a movie or TV series. They feel the powerful impact of the visual settings in the books, the of edge of the seat danger. Romance, intrigue, and almost insurmountable odds are ongoing elements. The protagonists deepen their relationships and face life and death challenges together. Strong female characters, balanced by equally strong male counterparts. Accurate scenarios, well researched. White Jade is a natural for film or television adaptation.

About The Author

Alex Lukeman writes action/adventure novels featuring a covert intelligence unit called the PROJECT. He is the author of the award-winning books, The Tesla Secret and High Alert. Alex is a former marine and psychotherapist and uses his experience of the military and human nature to inform his work. He likes riding old, fast motorcycles and playing guitar, usually not at the same time.

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,,Voyage and Return

Characters

Main Character

Name: Nick Carter

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Complex, Skillful, Selfless, Blunt, Decisive, Leader, Sexy, Confident, Heroic, Patriotic, Honorable, Educated, Masculine, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Perseverance, Unapologetic,Masculine,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Patriotic,Decisive,Blunt,Skillful,Engaging,Sarcastic,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic

Character 1

Name: Selena Connor:

Age: 35

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Perseverance, Adventurous, Empathetic, Engaging, Heroic, Romantic, Selfless, Sexy, Confident, Patriotic, Honorable, Skillful, Educated, Flexible, Leader, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Complex, Decisive,Adventurous,Aspiring,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Selfless,Skillful,Flexible,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader

Character 2

Name: Elizabeth Harker

Age: 48

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Patriotic, Honorable, Leader, Sophisticated, Perseverance, Engaging, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Blunt, Educated, Empathetic,Complex,Confident,Patriotic,Decisive,Blunt,Empathetic,Engaging,Outspoken,Educated,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Leader

Character 3

Name: Ronnie Peete

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Engaging, Heroic, Honorable, Masculine, Patriotic, Adventurous, Decisive, Funny, Perseverance, Sarcastic,Adventurous,Masculine,Complex,Confident,Uneducated,Decisive,Empathetic,Selfless,Faithful,Funny,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic

Supplemental Materials

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